1903 McCOOK REPUBLICAN

WEDDINGS:

New Year's Weddings-Stranahan-Thayer-Last night, January 1, 1903 at 6:30 Mrs. Mabel Perry Stranahan and Mr. Warren T. Thayer of Norwood, Ohio, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Perry, 706 Madison street, only the intimate friends of the family being present, Rev. F.W. Dean officiating. The rooms were decorated in a very tasty manner with ferrous smiles and pink and white carnations and roses. After the ceremony the bride's parents tendered the happy couple a reception from 7:30 till 9 o'clock at which the friends of the families were invited. Refreshments were served to the guests, Misses Ada Doan, Ida McCarl, Stella Feller, Myrtle Myers, Amie Menard and Nellie Smith assisting. Excellent music was rendered by Mrs. W.B. Mills and Miss Blanche McCarl during the whole evening. The bride is one of the city's most popular and beautiful young society women, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knows her. Friday 2 Jan 1903

Married-John Dunning and Mrs. Spaulding went to Holdrege, Monday, and were quietly married. They expect to make their home near Indianola, this state. Oxford Standard Friday 23 Jan 1903

A quiet wedding occurred at the home of John Rozell Saturday, Rev. Halbersleben, of the Congregational church officiating, when the daughter Miss Sybil was united in marriage to Lemuel B. Hickman, formerly a resident of this country now residing in Hickman, Illinois. The many friends of the young people will unite with The Republican is extending best wishes. Friday 23 Jan 1903

E.A. Sexson, an old and highly esteemed resident of this county, was married in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Thursday, January 22, to Mrs. Mary R. Albertson: The bride and groom were children together and grew up in the same neighborhood. They will arrive in Indianola this week and for the present reside on the farm northwest of town. A number of G.A.R. boys are planning a pleasant reception with an oyster supper attachment. The Republican extends best wishes. Friday 30 Jan 1903

Benton Canaga of this place and Miss Iva Hall of Boulder, Colorado, were married at the courthouse at McCook, Thursday, January 22, by Judge S.L. Green. Mr. Canaga is a son of E. Canaga and wife and the young people are stopping with them at present. Miss Hall formerly resided in the Ash Creek neighborhood. Friends of the young people extend congratulations. Friday 30 Jan 1903

Miss Harriett Josephine Bomgardner and Harry C. Yake were married in Lincoln, Monday February 2, 1903, and will be at home to their friends after February 16, at their residence 3029 O street. The bride has many friends in this city, where she lived at one time, with her parents, who extend their best wishes to the happy couple. Friday 7 Feb 1903

Doan-Kleven-Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock, the marriage of Miss Nina Doan and Leroy Kleven occurred at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Doan, in the presence of relatives and a few of the intimate friends of the family, Rev. F.W. Dean officiating. Promptly at the appointed hour the young couple issued from an adjoining room, keeping step to the music of a beautiful wedding march, and preceded by little Gertrude Snyder who scattered flowers and rose leaves along their path across the room to a bower of white and green, where they took their position under a beautiful floral lyre, where the ceremony was performed in a simple but very impressive manner, there being no attendants with the couple. The bride wore an elegant white satin dress on train trimmed with pearls, made in style that enhanced the bride's acknowledged beauty, and she, with her handsome groom in his dress suit, made a most attractive scene. Both young people are very popular in social circles and with all who know them. They were the recipients of many gifts. After the ceremony and the good wishes and congratulations had been extended, an excellent and dainty luncheon was served. The Republican joins their many friends in extending its best wishes and congratulations for a bright and successful future to the happy young couple. Friday 20 Feb 1903

On Wednesday, February 18, Albert Musgrave and Miss Amy Parker both of this place, were married at McCook, Nebraska. The young people have been in this vicinity since childhood and have a host of friends who wish them all the happiness possible in their future life. Friday 27 Feb 1903

Wasson-Jacques-A pleasant wedding occurred at the home of Captain Wasson on the Driftwood at high noon Sunday when his son Charles was united in marriage to Miss Anna M. Jacques, Rev. H.H. saying the words that made the young couple man and wife. After the ceremony the guests consisting of relatives and a few intimate friends partook of a bounteous wedding dinner. The Republican joins the many friends in wishing the young couple a long and happy married life. Friday 6 Mar 1903

On March 4, 1903, at the home of the bride's parents near Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, occurred the marriage of Miss Susie McKee to James Goodenberger, Rev. James Mason officiating. Friday 13 Mar 1903

Barnes-Jacobs-Roy Barnes and Miss Ethel Jacobs were united in marriage Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, C.H. Jacobs and wife, south west of this city. Rev. F.W. Dean, of the Congregational church, performed the ceremony in the presence of forty invited guests. The bride and groom are well known and popular young people and were the recipients of many handsome and appropriate presents. A bounteous wedding supper was served. Mr. Barnes is in the employ of the railroad and the young people will reside in McCook. Friday 10 Apr 1903

Married-At the home of the bride's parents, twelve miles south of town, May 6, 1903, Miss Leila I. Adams to Wilson S. Ackerman, Rev. L.H. Shumate of this city, officiating. Friday 8 May 1903

Hammell-Kennedy-John R. Hammell, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Valley Grange precinct, and Carry M. Kennedy, the only daughter of Rev. F.M. Kennedy, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents Tuesday, May 5th, 1903, at noon. The groom was dressed in the conventional black and the bride in blue trimmed in white silk and appliqué. Promptly at twelve o'clock a beautiful wedding march was played by Mrs. I.L. Kennedy and keeping step with this march the couple were ushered into the room by Elder Fuller of Angus, Neb. The couple then took their places beneath a beautiful arch of evergreens and flowers where they were united in marriage. After congratulations a fine wedding dinner was served. Following is the list of presents: Set of dining room chairs, Mr. and Mrs. Hammell; set of silverware Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy; silver cake basket Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Kennedy; silver teapot, Mr. W.T. Coleman; salt and pepper set, Ray Kennedy, bed spread, Alfred Kennedy, table cloth, Lard Kennedy, glass berry set, Frank and Grace Johnson Friday 8 May 1903

McCarl-Petty-A pretty home wedding took place at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. F.A. Pennell, Wednesday evening June 10, 1903, when Mrs. Jeanette McCarl and A.E. Petty were joined in marriage by the beautiful and impressive Episcopal service, by Rev. E.R. Earl, rector of St. Alban's chapel of this city. Master Willie McCarl acting as ring bearer and Leah Pennell as flower girl. Only the immediate member of the families of the contracting couple were present. Both bride and groom are highly esteemed and respected by everyone and they were the recipients of the best wishes and heartiest congratulations of everyone, and received numerous presents. They went to housekeeping at once in a new cottage just completed on 604 Madison street. Friday 12 Jun 1903

Married in Lincoln-Mr. Frank Purvis and Miss Mabel B. Bishop, both of McCook, were married last night at eight o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Whitmore, 1318 R Street, Rev. F.L. Wharton of St. Paul's M.E. church officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by a few relatives and friends. Among those present was J.N. Purvis of Fremont, a brother of the groom. Miss Bishop is the daughter of the last Seward Bishop who for several years was county judge of Red Willow county. Mr. Purvis is an operator of the Burlington road at McCook. The young couple will be at home in McCook in the near future. Lincoln Journal June 12 Friday 12 Jun 1903

Burnett-Snyder-A beautiful home wedding took place Wednesday evening, August 19, 1903 at 6:30 o'clock p.m. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. Burnett, when their daughter, Miss Lillian C. was united in marriage to Mr. Earl M. Snyder in the presence of about seventy invited guests, Rev. E.R. Earle, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal church of this city, officiating, the beautiful and impressive marriage ceremony of that church being used. Miss May Hileman was the bridesmaid and Eugene LeBlanche, groomsman. Little Velma Sutton and Gertrude Snyder as ribbon girls, Anna Burnett as flower girl and Margaret Oyster ring bearer. To the strain of the wedding march played by Miss Millie Elbert, the wedding party entered from opposite rooms and met in the arch between the two rooms where the ceremony was performed under a bell made of smilax, carnations and sweet peas. The father of the bride gave her away. After the ceremony a most excellent luncheon in four courses was served. The happy young couple received many beautiful, costly and useful gifts, and the hearty congratulations as they received showed the esteem in which they are held by their many friends. Mrs. Burnett was assisted in entertaining the guests by Mesdames C.E. Pope and J. McChesney, Misses Virgie Ludwick, Clara Thorgrimson, Ethel Pope, Kate Sawyer, Ona Hendricks, Kate Garrard, Francis McChesney and Maud Vanderpool. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Smith and son Vaughn, Alden P. Ely and wife of Red Cloud, E.G. Bohanan, wife and daughter Beulah and Jeannette Dutton, of Lincoln. The bride and groom left on No. 2 yesterday morning for Bloomdale, Ohio, and will be at home after October 1, with the bride's parents. The best wishes of The Republican are extended to the happy young couple. Friday 21 Aug 1903

Married at the home of the bride's parents five miles west of Danbury, at high noon, Wednesday, Sept. 23, Miss Ola Steele and Samuel A. Porter, Rev. Pogue officiating. Quite a number of guests were present and the young couple received a number of valuable presents. Miss Steele has only lived here two years but in that time has made a host of friends who hold her in high esteem for her many lovable qualities. Mr. Porter's home is in Oronoque, Kansas, and the young couple will leave immediately for that place. That happiness and prosperity may attend them is the wish of their many friends at this place. Friday 25 Sep 1903

A quiet home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dow Wednesday evening at eight o'clock when Mr. Dyer Dragoo and Miss Sylvia Dow were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Mr. and Mrs. Dragoo have the best wishes of their many friends. The band boys furnished some excellent music during the evening. Friday 2 Oct 1903

Miss Mary Sedden and Mr. Corb will be married Wednesday evening at the home of the bride. Friday 16 October 1903

Miss Bertha Ough and Mr. Dyer were married in McCook Saturday. The are nicely located in rooms at Mr. Fritsch's. Friday 16 Oct 1903

At the home of the bride's parents six miles northwest of Danbury on Thursday, October 10th, at five p.m. Will McGuire and Gladys Lister, were united in marriage Rev. Pogue officiating. Only relatives and few intimate friends were present. That happiness and prosperity may attend them is the wish of their Danbury friends. Friday 16 Oct 1903

Wednesday, October 14, 1903 at high noon, Miss Mary Sedden and Mr. Ivan Kork were married at the home of the bride's parents three miles southeast of Indianola, Rev. E.S. Dutcher officiating. Harry Korb groomsman and Miss Bertha Wycoff, bridesmaid. The groom is the son of Jacob Korb, one of Red Willow county's pioneer farmers and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sedden who are numbered among the best people. Indianola Reporter Friday 23 Oct 1903

Married at the home of the bride's mother in Danbury, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 21, Miss Maud Ruby and Chauncy Messner, Rev. Pogue officiating. The wedding was a very quiet affair on account of the recent affliction in the bride's family only a few near relatives being present. The young people are both well known having lived in this vicinity since childhood. Miss Ruby was one of Red Willow county's teachers and Chauncy one of Beaver Valley's successful young farmers. The young couple will live on S.R. Messner's farm four miles north east of Danbury, Congratulations are extended. Friday 23 Oct 1903

Edward L. Confer of Pennsylvania, and Marla S. Hansen of this city, were quietly married at the parsonage of the Baptist church by Rev. C.R. Betts, Friday evening, October 16th. Friday 23 Oct 1903

At the home of Charles E. Ryan, in this city, Tuesday, October 20, a pleasant wedding occurred and John R. Deering and Mary Pesch, both of Yuma, Colorado, were united in marriage by Rev. C.R. Betts of the Baptist church. Friday 23 Oct 1903

Norman Silver and Miss Lela McMurrin, two of our well known and popular young people, were quietly married at the Baptist parsonage last Wednesday evening by Rev. Betts. Their many friends congratulate. Friday 23 Oct 1903

Harman-Dixon-A pleasant wedding happened at the home of Chas. H. Harman, Sunday afternoon and his daughter, Miss Grace, was united in marriage to Mr. Jack Dixon, one of the solid young farmers of the community, Rev. Betts being the clergyman in charge. The many friends extend best wishes. Friday 6 Nov 1903

DEATHS:

Death of Mrs. Julia Fox-Mrs. Julia Fox, an old time resident of this city and known as a worker in the G.A.R. circles died at her home in West McCook Saturday after a lingering illness, aged about 65 years. The funeral took place from the home Monday afternoon, Rev. Shumate officiating. A large number of members of the W.R.C. and G.A.R. were in attendance. Interment in Riverview by the side of her husband. Friday 16 Jan 1903

Died-January 9th, Mrs. Henrietta Rose, mother of Mrs. G. Clamp, aged 74 years. She was a native of West Prussia, Germany, and in 1884 came to America and since 1887 has made her home in Red Willow county. She was the mother of seven children, four of whom precede her to her new home. Three daughters survive her. The funeral services were conducted at the home of G. Clamp at ten o'clock a.m. Monday, January 11, by Rev. Mason. 16 Jan 1903

J.B. Roshong Killed-While crossing the repair track near the round house Monday forenoon J.B. Roshong was run over by the cars and sustained injuries from which he died Tuesday evening. The switch engine was pushing a string of box cars and Mr. Roshong, who was quite deaf, stepped on the track in front of the cars and before they could be stopped he was run over, two cars passing over him. His skull was fractured, several ribs were broken and a leg was badly mangled. He was taken to the freight room of the depot and made as comfortable as possible. Medical assistance was summoned and it was decided to amputate the limb above the knee. After the operation he was quite hopeful of recovery. He was moved to the home of J.E. Tirrill in this city where he seemed to rally for awhile but the shock was too great and Tuesday evening he died. The funeral took place from the M.E. church Thursday at 2 p.m. under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. Shumate preaching the sermon. The remains were laid to rest in Riverview cemetery. The bereaved wife and family have the deep sympathy of all. Friday 30 Jan 1903

Death of Mrs. Wilson-Mrs. Wilson, mother of Mrs. Ben Strine, died at the home of her daughter in this city Friday, aged 84 years. The funeral took place from the residence Sunday afternoon Rev. Shumate, of the M.E. church officiating, interment in Riverview cemetery. Friday 6 Feb 1903

Died-Mrs. Mable V. Caddick died in Pueblo, Colorado, February 9, 1903, of typhoid fever. Mable V. Reed was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Reed and was born in Red Willow county in 1884. She was united in marriage to Joseph Caddick on May 4, 1902. She made her peace with God and was prepared to die. Friday 20 Feb 1903

Death of Ruth Gold-Ruth, the eight year old daughter of W.A. Gold died Wednesday evening after a few hours illness. The little one had been in usual health the day before but was taken sick and died before the doctor arrived. The death is said to have resulted from scarlet fever. The funeral took place from the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. Betts, of the Baptist church officiating. Friday 27 Feb 1903

Death of Anna B. Hull-Mrs. Anna B. Hull, mother of Mrs. S. Cordeal, died at the home of her daughter in this city Monday evening after a two week's illness, aged 78 years. The sickness was brought on by a heavy cold. The funeral took place from the residence Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Dean, of the Congregational church preaching the sermon. Interment in Longview cemetery. Mrs. Hull was a woman of education and refinement. Although having means of her own, at the request of Mr. Cordeal she had made her home with him, since his marriage which occurred just thirty years ago March 16, the date of Mrs. Hull's death. The diseased had many friends here who mourn with the bereaved ones. Friday 20 Mar 1903

Olive May, the twelve month old daughter of James A. Shepherd and wife died at their home in this city, Saturday, March 14, of scarlet fever. The funeral took place from the home the same afternoon. Rev. C.R. Betts of the Baptist church conducted brief services at the cemetery. The bereaved family have the deep sympathy of all. Friday 20 Mar 1903

Louis Lowman Dead-Yesterday afternoon Louis Lowman, one of the old and respected merchants, and citizens of this place died at 3:30 o'clock after an illness of many months. He was 84 years of age and a gentleman in every way. An obituary will be published next week. His remains were taken to Brownville, Nebraska, this morning for interment accompanied by his widow and daughter. Friday 20 Mar 1903

Archibald Tyler-After an illness of five months death came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Tyler and took their eldest son, Archie, Saturday night, March 21, 1903. About a year ago he contracted a bad cold and was quite ill for a time but had seemingly recovered. In the fall he became sick again and gradually became weaker until pneumonia resulted and was the immediate cause of his death. The deceased was born in Chicago, August 1, 1881. When he was four years old his parents moved to this city, where they have resided every since. He graduated from the high school in 1901, and shortly after entered the machine shops as an apprentice, but ill health made it necessary for him to resign his determination after a few months. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F.W. Dean officiating, and the interment made in Longview cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Friday 27 Mar 1903

Mrs. J.M. Hammond-Died at her home, seven miles south of town, Tuesday night, March 24, 1903, aged 48 years after suffering long and intensely from a malignant cancer. The deceased leaves a husband and five children, three daughters and two sons who all live at home, to mourn her death. The funeral services were held at her late home yesterday morning at 11 o'clock and her remains interred in Riverview cemetery in this city in the afternoon, and attended by a number of ladies of the D of H, of which order she was a member. The sympathy of all go out to the bereft family. Friday 27 Mar 1903

Death's Harvest-C.A. Dixon-After lingering for over a week and suffering intensely from pain death came to C.A. Dixon to relieve him from his agony, Wednesday night, about 12 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. Stangland. His death was the result of injuries received in the rear end collision which occurred three miles west of Minden Tuesday, March 17, when passenger train No. 12 ran into the caboose of an extra freight train in which Mr. Dixon was riding, and was unable to get out of before the collision occurred. The way car was a complete wreck and he was held down by the debris on one of the cushions sustaining bruises and burns all over his body. The way car and a flat car just ahead of it took fire and were completely burned and Mr. Dixon was rescued from the burning car, by Brakeman C.S. McElberron. The deceased was born in Rochester, N.Y. , in 1843. He began work as a newsboy on the New York Central railroad for which road his father was an engineer. At the age of 18 he began as fireman on the same road. He went to the Michigan Central road and after four years as fireman he was promoted to engineer and run there until 1877. He was married to Miss Emma Beckner of Michigan City, Indiana, in 1868 and is survived by his widow and one daughter and two sons, Mrs. K.M. Stangland, and Harry of this city and Roy now an engineer on a Texas road. Mr. Dixon has been in the employ of the Burlington for 26 years in the engine service, as an engineer and road foreman, or traveling engineer, as the position is generally called. He began working for the company on the Northern division in 1877, coming there from the Michigan Central after a service with that company of about ten years. He was transferred to this division in 1880 and run an engine out of here for eight years when he was of promoted to road foreman, which position he continued to hold until his death. He had an extensive acquaintance in railroad circles. And during all his experience as an engineer he fortunately was never in a wreck of any consequence or received any serious injury. The funeral services will be held at home of his daughter this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in their affliction. Friday 27 Mar 1903

Death of R.A. Cole-Rufus Adam Cole, the pioneer merchant taylor of McCook, died at his home on West Dennison street Sunday, March 29, of pneumonia, aged 76 years. The funeral took place from the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Shumate officiating, interment in Longview cemetery. Mr. Cole was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, January 19, 1827. Friday 1 Apr 1903

The infant son of Geo. Baird and wife, of West McCook, died Saturday. The funeral took place from the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Shumate of the Methodist church officiating. Interment in Riverview cemetery. Friday 17 Apr 1903

The death of Mrs. Frank Hill Tuesday morning, was a great shock to her many friends in and around Indianola. The husband and family have the sincere sympathy of all. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Wednesday at 12 o'clock. The ladies of the Macabees furnished some beautiful flowers. Mrs. Hill was a member of the L.O.T.M. Friday 1 May 1903

Death of Maurice Heafy-Maurice Heafy, a brother of Mrs. John Bennett, died at the home of his sister in this city Saturday, April 25, of Brights disease, aged 20 years. The funeral took place from the residence Tuesday at 10 a.m. Father Brenan, of the Catholic church, recited high mass and Father Laughlin, the family pastor, preached the funeral sermon. A special choir furnished music. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The interment took place in Calvary cemetery. Maurice Heafy was born in Fairbury, Illinois, July 18, 1983. He came to McCook with his parents, M.J. Heafy and wife in 1884. He learned the trade of coppersmith in the B & M shops here, later he went to Goodland, Kansas, and worked three years in the Rock Island shops. When taken sick January lst last, he was working in the B & M shops at Havelock. Maurice Heafy was a young man well thought of and popular. He was in good standing in the following orders Modern Woodmen, Red Men, Knights and Ladies of Security and The Royal Arcadium. Two members of the latter order were here from Havelock, Messrs. John Young and B.C. Record, and attended the funeral acting as pall bearers. Friday 1 May 1903

Death of Mrs. G.S. Bishop-Mrs. Maria Bishop, widow of the late George S. Bishop, died Tuesday morning, May 6, 1903, at 5:30 o'clock, after suffering intensely for some time with a tumor on her brain. Maria Shaw was born June 11, 1850 at Marion, Indiana. She was married to George S. Bishop May 13, 1877. They moved to Indianola, this county, about thirty years ago and to this city seven years ago. Three children, two daughters Mabel and Jessie and a son, Marion, survive their parents. A short service was held at the home in this city early yesterday morning and her remains taken to Indianola at 9 o'clock and interred beside those of her husband. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended to the bereft children and her many friends. Friday 8 May 1903

Death of Recca Unger-Recca, daughter of Jacob Unger, died of dropsy at her home in West McCook, Wednesday, aged 17 years, 6 months and 17 days. The funeral will take place from the home this Friday morning at 10 o'clock sermon by the family pastor, the Lutheran minister, from Bondville. Interment in the city cemetery. The afflicted family have the sympathy of all. Friday 16 May 1903

Charles D. McMillen of Indianola, shot Lee Jones of Bartley, Saturday evening about 10:30 o'clock, killing him instantly. McMillen is a single man 35 years of age. He is well known in Indianola where he had been working for Andy Lord in the harness shop. He is a moderate drinker and gambler. Jones was 28 years of age, unmarried, and a son of G.W. Jones the Bartley merchant. He was a moderate drinker and sometimes played cards for money. Jones in company with a friend named Barton came up from Bartley in the evening. They were in Haley's saloon where they met McMillen for the first time. They drank together and were talking in a friendly manner when Mr. Haley informed them it was time to close the saloon. The three and also Ed Price, who was in the saloon at the time, went out and stood in front of the building on the sidewalk near the pump. The billiard hall just north of the saloon was still open and persons standing near heard the men talking. McMillen had invited the boys to play a game of poker but they refused. Barton pulled his coat for a fight when McMillen drew a 32 caliber revolver and fired the shot striking Jones and passing through his heart. He walked a few feet and fell dead. McMillen went to the Ough hotel, where he boards and went up stairs, to his room. He was soon found and placed in jail by Sheriff Crabtree. Sunday morning Joseph Spotts, coroner and C.E. Eldred, county attorney, went down to Indianola, where an inquest was held over the body of Jones. After hearing the evidence the following verdict was returned:"State of Nebraska, Red Willow county: At an inquest held at Indianola, In Red Willow county, on the 31st day of May, 1903, before me, Joseph Spotts, coroner of said county; upon the body of Lee Jones, lying dead, by the jurors who names are hereto subscribed, the said jurors upon their oath do say that the said Lee Jones came to his death on the 30th day of May, 1903, by a pistol shot fired by Charles McMillan purposely, maliciously, premeditatedly and with felonious intent, at him, the said Lee Jones, to kill and murder.  At the preliminary trial held before Squire Phillips, Monday, McMillen was held to the district court. He made no defense. W.R. Starr of this place and R.T. Potter of Red Cloud have been retained to defend the prisoner. Friday 5 Jun 1903

Sad Accident-Four small children of Fred Eggling a farmer living nine miles northeast of Culbertson, were playing in a cave Sunday afternoon when the roof fell in and before they could be extricated a four-year-old by was suffocated and another severely injured. The children had dug the cave in the bank of a canyon for a play house. Friday 17 Jul 1903

Allen Minton, who has been troubled with asthma for several years, died July 13, of heart failure. Recently he has been making his home with his niece, Mrs. Minnie Wolf, who resides north of town. Friday 17 Jul 1903

Freda, the little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Lunkwitz, died on Friday, July 10th, aged two weeks and two days. Rev. Schnazel of Culbertson conducted the funeral services on Sunday afternoon and spoke words of consolation to the bereaved ones. Interment in Longview cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the young couple whose fond hopes were so suddenly blighted. Friday 17 Jul 1903

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Fizz was buried from the Catholic church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Powers died at his home in Frontier county last Friday. Rev. Lutz conducted the funeral services at the Catholic church in Indianola Saturday afternoon. Friday 26 Jul 1903

Rachel, the two month old daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, died of summer complaint at their home west of town Monday
forenoon. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at 11 o'clock, Rev. Jas. Mason having charge of the services. Interment in the Hamburg
cemetery. Danbury News, Aug. 12, 1903

Mrs. Lou Barton arrived from Lincoln Sunday bringing the body of her babe that had died after a brief illness. The remains were interred in the cemetery here Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Barton returned to Lincoln Monday evening. Friday 14 Aug 1903

Bert, son of Wm. Allen, who resides near this place, died Friday afternoon of paralysis after a long illness, aged twenty-seven years. The funeral took place Sunday from the home, under the auspices of the Woodman Lodge, Rev. Owen, of the M.E. church preaching the sermon. The bereaved ones have the deep sympathy of all. Friday 21 Aug 1903

Flossie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gore died Friday, August 14th. Funeral services were conducted in the M.E. church by Rev. Pogue and the remains we interred in the Hamburg cemetery. Friday 21 Aug 1903

Death of Baby Badcon-Rev. James Badcon and wife of Cozad, arrived in this city Saturday night bringing the body of Wesley, their ten months old son who died Friday after a brief illness. The funeral was held from the M.E. church Sunday at 11 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Badcon are spending the week in the city expecting to return home Saturday. Friday 11 Sep 1903

Death of Mrs. Barraclough-Bradley-Mrs. Caroline Barraclough-Bradley was born July 29, 1851, in Yorkshire, England, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Jackson, September 9, 1903, of internal cancer, funeral from the M.E. church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock Rev. Shumate preaching the sermon. The deceased was married to Jabez Barraclough in Luds, England, 1873, seven children being born to them, four of whom are still living. They moved to New York in 1881 and the following year moved to McCook, where Mr. Barraclough died in 1885. She was again married to Dillard Bradley in McCook in 1885. Three children were born to this union, two boys living, The deceased leaves a husband and six children. Friday 11 Sep 1903

Baby Green Dead-The little child of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Green, aged 18 months, died last night, Thursday, September 17, 1903, of inflammation of the bowels. Friday 18 Sep 1903

Mrs. Hammel Dead-Mrs. Lydia Hammel, wife of S.R. Hammel and sister of Alex Johnson, died of paralysis at her home Thursday of last week after a lingering illness. The funeral took place from the Baptist church Saturday, Rev. Betts preaching the funeral sermon. The bereaved ones have the deep sympathy of all in their affliction. Friday 2 Oct 1903

Death of E.L. Strine-E.L. Strine, at one time a resident of McCook, a brother of Ben Strine, the carpenter, died at his home in Kenesaw, Kansas, Friday last of pneumonia, aged forty years. The remains, accompanied by his brother David and wife, and a brother-in-law, Ed Waters and wife, were brought here for burial by the side of his father and a brother in Longview cemetery. The funeral took place from the M.E. church Monday morning at ten o'clock Rev H.H. Berry conducting the services. Friday 2 Oct 1903

Funeral of Michael Coyle-Michael Coyle died Thursday evening, October 15, 1903, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Morris Griffin, in this city, and was buried Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery. The services were held at the residence of his sister, Rev. J.J. Laughran, officiating. The deceased was injured by a kick from a horse about two years ago which became worse lately and went to a hospital in Omaha for treat. He returned the fore part of the week and rapidly became worse until death relieved his suffering. The deceased was about 42 years old, and unmarried. He devoted his life and labors to support his parents and assist his brothers and sisters to the extent of his ability. A noble unpertentious life that will receive its merited reward. Friday 23 Oct 1903

Death of Robert Welborn-Robert, the youngest son of John W. Welborn and wife of Indianola, died at a hospital in Pueblo Saturday last, of paralysis, after months of suffering aged 29 years. The remains accompanied by Mrs. John Welborn and her son Floyd and wife, reached home Sunday evening and were taken to the home of the sister. Mrs. W.D. Mackechnie, from whose residence the funeral took place Monday afternoon, Rev. E.B. Crippen, of the M.E. church officiating. A special choir furnished the music. The floral tributes were many and beautiful A special set piece was sent by The Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., of Denver, in whose employ Robert was until stricken with the trouble which shortened his days. The pall bears were personal friends of the deceased, as follows: Messrs. W.A. Dolan, F.B. Duckworth, of Indianola; Geo. C. Hill of Cripple Creek, Colorado; Pierson of Wichita, Kansas and Smith and Morrison of Beatrice, Nebraska. The following personal friends and relatives residing at a distance were present at the funeral, Mrs. W.D. Hill and son Jesse of Ashland, sister and nephew of Mrs. Welborn; J.P. Roberts of Hastings, brother of Mrs. Welborn; T.F. Reasoner, David City, brother-in-law of Mrs. Welborn; Pierson, Smith and Morrison, who all travel for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co; Geo. C. Hill and wife, Cripple Creek, Colorado; Mrs. E.J. Mitchell, McCook. The many friends of the bereaved ones extend their deep sympathy. Robert was raised in Indianola and was a young man of sterling worth and integrity who was making rapid advances in the business world when sickness laid a heavy hand on him. Through all the months of suffering he cheered the watchers at his bedside by his patient hopefulness. His short but eventful life will ever remain in the memories of his associates. Friday 30 Oct 1903

A Sad Death-Sarah Evelyn Inglis was born February 4, 1892, died November 2, 1903, aged 11 years 8 months 28 days. Eva, the twelve-year old daughter of Engineer James G. Inglis and wife was fatally burned with a dose of carbolic acid Monday morning, death resulting the evening of the same day. It seems that the little girl desired the bottle which contained carbolic acid to play with. Her mother told her to wait until it was used up. A bottle of cough syrup that the little one was taking was standing beside the bottle of acid. The little one, unknown to her parents, took the last dose from the bottle of cough syrup, and child like turned, and emptied the carbolic acid into the cough syrup bottle and thus secured the coveted carbolic acid bottle to play with. Monday morning Eva was taken with a severe coughing spell and her mother seized the cough syrup bottle and administered a dose to relieve the child. The little one screamed that it burned her and the mother took a taste to see what was the matter. Her tongue and mouth were burned and she realized at once the awful truth. Medical help was summoned immediately and all that it was possible to do was done but in vain. The little one passed away at 7:40 in the evening. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents. The Sixth grade of the public schools attended the funeral services of their schoolmate in a body, and the pall bearers were selected from among her little girl friends. The funeral took place from the Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. C.R. Betts officiating, Interment in Riverview cemetery. Friday 6 Nov 1903

Death of Henry Harmon-Death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Harmon Sunday morning November 8, 1903 and took from them their youngest child, Henry J., aged 7 years 1 month and 9 days. Little Henry had always been a delicate child but attended school Friday and seemed as well as usual. Friday evening he drew a picture and remarked to his older brother that that would be the last work he would ever do. He was taken suddenly ill Friday night but was not considered dangerous until Saturday night. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Revs. Carmon and Betts the latter preaching the sermon. Many neighbors and friends were present. The services were impressive and beautiful. The church was tastefully decorated. The First grade of the public schools attended the service of their little school mate in a body and the pall bearers were selected from among them. Interment in Riverview. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. Card of Thanks-We take this opportunity of thanking our friends and neighbors who so kindly helped and sympathized with us in the death of our little Henry. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for your loving kindness. My the great God of all bless and keep you. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Harmon Friday 13 Nov 1903

Duncan Bentine, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Dragoo, died November 6, age two months and six days. The remains were taken to McCook and laid to rest beside their other little one. Friday 20 Nov 1903

Death of Robert Catlett-Robert C. Catlett, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county residing north of Bartley, died at his home, Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. The funeral took place from the Methodist church in Bartley Sunday afternoon, Elder Evans of Arapahoe, an old friend of the family and at one time pastor of their church in Sidney, Iowa, conducted the services. The bereaved family have the deep sympathy of all in their heavy affliction. Mr. Catlett was candidate on the populist ticket for county clerk two years ago and while he failed of election his general conduct through the campaign made him many friends who will be pained to hear of his death. Mr. Catlett was a member of the Bartley lodges of the A.O.U.W. and Degree of Honor, under who auspices the funeral was conducted. The family will receive insurance amounting to $3,000. Friday 25 Dec 1903